New tariff in Punjab: With an eye on the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections 2021, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Government has announced a cut in power tariff for domestic power consumers in the state.
The new tariff in Punjab will be applicable from June 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, with the previous year’s tariff being effective up to May 31.
As per the new tariff in Punjab, the per-unit tariff for domestic consumers with load up to 2kW and consumption slabs of 0 to 100 units and 101 to 300 units have been reduced by Rs. 1/-(one) and 50 paise respectively.
For domestic consumers having load between 2kW and up to 7kW and for consumption slabs of 0 to 100 units and 101 to 300 units have been reduced by 75 paise and 50 paise, respectively. This shall result in financial relief to the tune of Rs. 682 Crore to these consumers.
The small and medium industrial consumers and NRS consumers have not been burdened with any increase.
The Tariff for the AP category has been increased marginally by 9 paise. With this, the cross-subsidy of the AP category has been reduced from (-) 14.41 percent to (-) 12.05 percent.
The increase in Tariff for large industrial consumers (General and PIU) has been kept at less than 2 percent.
Reduced energy charge for consumption of power exceeding the threshold limit while the Commission has decided to continue with its policy of encouraging the industry in promoting the productive use of surplus power by offering a lower energy rate of Rs. 4.86/kVAh for consumption of power exceeding the threshold limit.
Further, “Voltage Rebate” will be in addition to the capped energy charges of Rs. 4.86/kVAh.
Special night tariff with 50 percent fixed charges and energy Charge of Rs. 4.86/kVAh for all (LS/MS/SP) industrial consumers using electricity exclusively during the hours of 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM next day has been continued. On the demand of the industry, the facility for use of electricity by the night category consumers during the extended 4 hours of 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM at normal tariff, has been extended for the whole year i.e. including during the summer/paddy season of FY 2021-22.
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